IJoLIS 2024-03-21T06:59:35+05:00 Editorial Team IJoLIS Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal of Librarianship and Information Sciences (IJoLIS)</p> A STUDY OF RESEARCH TRENDS IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN THE UNIVERSITIES OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA 2024-03-21T06:51:57+05:00 Dr. Sajjad Ahmad1 Dr. Shehzad Ahmad , Sami Ullah, Muhammad Arshad <p>The study explores the research tendencies in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) of the three universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan during the period of 1983-2022. The data was collected through E-mail, Google scholar accounts, Whatsapp and personal contacts with the faculty members. The data of 392 publications (346 articles and 46 <br>other publications) along with 1696 citations which these publications received was analyzed through bibliometric indicators.</p> 2024-03-21T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS OF LIBRARY HOMEPAGES: A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (UMT), LAHORE, PAKISTAN 2024-03-21T06:36:47+05:00 Mariym Muhammad Ismail , Muhammad Waseem Zia, Kamaluddeen Isa El-Kalash <p>Purpose- Signs and symbols plays an important role in our lives because they help us to convey messages even without written words. With the invention of the internet and the evolution of web technologies, the universe became a global village because the internet facilitated a better and faster avenue for human communication. In libraries and allied information <br>science terrains, the internet fostered the use of Websites, to portray the intellectual contents that are domiciled in them. On the library websites, users can ascertain the timings, collections, policies etc. of a particular library because the icons that are visible on a homepage usually make it very attractive to the user, as well as convey the interpretations of the <br>images without textual inscriptions.</p> 2024-03-21T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS DEVELOPING ADOLESCENTS IN 21ST CENTURY: AN ISLAMIC AND WESTERN META-ETHNOGRAPHIC SYNERGY FOR MUSLIM PARENTS 2024-03-21T05:03:24+05:00 Irfan Ullah <p>Introduction: The current study was the result of four major theory and practice-driven research gaps identified: firstly, „Pakistan Education Policy 2017‟s Islamic values and holistic development of child-related gap; secondly, Pakistan‟s latest Single National Curriculum, 2020‟s lack of connecting parenting and schooling gap; thirdly, Pakistan National Professional Standards for Teachers, 2009, standard 2 and standard 3 of 10 standards lacking up-to-date Islamic and Western blended parenting and teaching guidance gap, and fourthly, lack of any research based blended parenting or guidance program in concerned government departments. <br />Aims: In this regard, the study explored Islamic and Western versions of adolescent developmental characteristics, principles, milestones, common challenges and their remedies.</p> 2024-03-21T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS Users Incivility and Library Staff Attitudes: Evidence from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Sector University Libraries 2024-03-20T09:27:36+05:00 Inayat ur Rehman1 , Dr. Rahim Jan & Naveed Ahmed <p>Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the association between users' incivility and library staff attitudes. In addition, this study also checked the role of gender in the relationship between users' incivility and library staff attitudes. Design/Methodology/Approach: The data was collected from 57 Library and Information Sciences professionals (LIS) working in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University academic libraries.</p> 2024-03-20T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS Information Retrieval Behavior of Research Students: A Case of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Digital Library of Pakistan 2024-03-21T06:59:35+05:00 Shafiq Ur Rehman1 , Murtaza Ashiq <p>Purpose: This study aimed to explore the perceptions of Pakistani research students regarding the Higher Education Commission (HEC) digital library‟s usage, problems, issues, and effectiveness of its federated search tool (Summon).</p> 2024-03-21T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS Social Media Trap: Exploring the Prevalence of Social Networking Addiction and its Mental Health Outcomes among University Students of Balochistan 2024-03-21T06:45:56+05:00 Dr. Saima Ambreen, Rahat Ullah <p>Purpose: This study explored the social media trap by examining the prevalence of Social Networking Addiction (SNA) among university students of Balochistan, Pakistan. Study further explored association and predictive influence of social networking addiction on mental health outcomes (depression, anxiety, and stress for the current study).</p> 2024-03-21T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS Research Contributions of Pakistani LIS Scholars: A review of SCOPUS databas 2024-03-21T06:30:58+05:00 Abid Hussain , Muhammad Ismail & Muhammad Usman <p>Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present bibliometric analysis of the SCOPUS database and to highlight research contributions of Pakistani Library and Information Science scholars covering the period 1985 to 2022. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on quantitative analysis of a total of 197 articles of Pakistani LIS scholars retrieved from Scopus Database.</p> 2024-03-21T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS Exploring professional competencies of college librarians in Sahiwal division, Pakistan. 2024-03-20T09:35:48+05:00 Muhammad Kabir Khan , Muhammad Imran & Arslan Sheikh <p>Purpose- The goal of this study was to investigate the professional competencies of private college librarians in the Sahiwal Division. Research Methodology- In this study, a survey-based quantitative research strategy was employed. A questionnaire as a research tool was used to collect data from college librarians of Sahiwal Division. The population of the study comprised male and female professional librarians and library staff working at different private colleges in the Sahiwal Division. A total of 101 <br>registered private colleges were selected as the population whereas the estimated number of library professionals in all these colleges came to 101 librarians. The convenience sampling technique was used in the study.&nbsp;</p> 2024-03-20T00:00:00+05:00 Copyright (c) 2024 IJoLIS